Half of working fathers wish for less stressful jobs so they could spend more time with their children, according to latest figures released today.

 

Out of 2,750 fathers surveyed, 50pc of them would prefer less stressful jobs so they could become better parents by spending more time at home.

 

 

Roughly one third would go as far as taking a pay cut so to try and achieve a better work-life balance says the survey done by UK charity Working Families for the Modern Families Index report.

 

20pc of dads said they felt employers were unsympathetic to their worries about childcare and did not provide any support to encourage them to spend more time with their children.

 

The survey has fuelled support for MPs who are set to open an inquiry into whether or not fathers are right to worry about flexible hours having an impact on their career.

 

 

“Many fathers want to take a more active role in caring for their children,” said chief executive of Working Families, Sarah Jackson to BBC News.

 

“Clearly more needs to be done.

 

“We are keen to hear views from the individuals as well as organisations about the changes which they would like to see.”

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